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The Modern State - Christopher Pierson

Hardcover Published: 28th April 2004
ISBN: 9780415329323
Number Of Pages: 224

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The new edition of this well-established and highly regarded textbook continues to provide the clearest and most comprehensive introduction to the modern state. It examines the state from its historical origins at the birth of modernity to its current jeopardized position in the globalized politics of the 21st Century.
The book has been entirely revised and updated throughout, and there are two brand new chapters which examine the most recent developments since the publication of the first edition.
Subjects covered include:
- The nation-state in its historical context
- State and economy
- States and societies
- States and citizens
- States within the international system
- Globalisation's threat to the state
- 'Rogue' and failed states

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'A comprehensive and readable study that fits easily into undergraduate courses on the state.' - Mark Laffey, THE

'This book succeeds admirably and ought to provide a popular and stimulating work for students.' - Mark Laffey, THE

Modern States
Placing the State in Modernity
States and Societies
State and Economy
States and Citizens
States and the International Order
States of the Twenty-First Century
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ISBN: 9780415329323
ISBN-10: 0415329329
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 28th April 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition